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Hoffman, Eva 1945-

Overview
Works: 57 works in 295 publications in 9 languages and 8,318 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eva Hoffman
After such knowledge : memory, history, and the legacy of the Holocaust by Eva Hoffman( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty years after the Holocaust, the author explores the difficult process of preserving an authentic version of its tragic events. As the Holocaust recedes in time, the guardianship of its legacy is being passed on from its survivors and witnesses to the next generation. How should they, in turn, convey its knowledge to others? What are the effects of a traumatic past on its inheritors? And what are the second generation's responsibilities to its received memories? In this meditation on the long aftermath of atrocity, Eva Hoffman--a child of Polish Jews who survived the Holocaust with the help of neighbors, but whose entire families perished--probes these questions through personal reflections, and through broader explorations of the historical, psychological, and moral implications of the second-generation experience. She examines the subterranean processes through which private memories of suffering are transmitted, and the more willful stratagems of collective memory. She traces the "second generation's" trajectory from childhood intimations of horror, through its struggles between allegiance and autonomy, and its complex transactions with children of perpetrators. As she guides us through the poignant juncture at which living memory must be relinquished, she asks what insights can be carried from the past to the newly problematic present, and urges us to transform potent family stories into a fully informed understanding of a forbidding history
The secret : a novel by Eva Hoffman( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Iris Surrey seems to have an ordinary childhood. Growing up with her mother in the cozy if enclosed comfort of a rambling wooden house in a Midwestern town, she has just about everything she might want or need. But something isn't quite right in her bell-jar world. As her isolation from her surroundings increases, she begins to sense an enigma in her mother's life. Or in her own."--Jacket
Shtetl : the life and death of a small town and the world of Polish Jews by Eva Hoffman( Book )

8 editions published between 1942 and 2007 in English and Polish and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today the word 'shtetl' (Yiddish for 'small town') summons only hazy, distant associations: images of Chagall-like crooked streets and glowing Sabbath dinners on the one hand, of pogroms and brutal Cossacks on the other. In fact, the shtetl was a unique and highly resilient microsociety with its own customs, beliefs, and rituals, its own social distinctions, organizations, and civic structures. before its life was cut short by the tragedy of the Holocaust, the shtetl had also been a long and fascinating experiment in intimate multiculturalism. Before World War II, Bransk, in eastern Poland, was a shtetl whose population was equally divided between Poles and Jews. Today there are no Jews left in Bransk. This book reconstructs the lost world of Polish Jewry up until its final days. It explores its rich culture and institutions and looks at the forms of Polish-Jewish coexistence during several centuries, the shades of prejudice and tolerance, and the phases of conflict and comity. By probing the deep ambivalences that colored relations between Poles and Jews on the eve of World War II, it throws new light on the motives that influenced Christian villagers' decisions to rescue or betray their Jewish neighbors when the Nazis invaded. As an emigrant from Poland, the author brings a penetrating intelligence and compassionate eye to a history that is fraught with intensely private emotions and profound implications for humanity. -- from Book Jacket
Time by Eva Hoffman( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the modern world's dynamic perception of time and the ways in which new technologies and attitudes may be shaping the nature of human existence, in a volume that weighs such topics as jet-lag, aging, and cryogenic freezing
Appassionata by Eva Hoffman( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabel Merton is a renowned concert pianist, whose performances are marked by a rare responsiveness to the complexities of her art, and its intensities of feeling. At the height of her career, she feels increasingly torn between the compelling musical realm she deeply inhabits, and her fragmented itinerant artist's life, with its frequent flights, anonymous hotels, and brief, arbitrary encounters. Away from her New York home on a European tour, Isabel meets a political exile from a war-torn country, a man driven by a rankling sense of injustice and a powerful desire to vindicate his cause and avenge his people. As their paths cross in several cities, they are drawn to each other both by their differences and their seemingly parallel passions - until a menacing incident throws her into a creative crisis, and forces her to reevaluate his actions, and her own motives. In this story of contemporary love and conflict, Hoffman illuminates the currents and undercurrents of our time, as she explores the luminous and dark faces of romanticism, and those perennial human yearnings, frustrations, and moral choices that can lead to destructiveness, or the richest art
How to be bored by Eva Hoffman( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the latest installment of the acclaimed School of Life series, learn how to make peace with your down time-and even benefit from it. Lethargic inactivity can be debilitating and depressing, but in the modern world the pendulum has swung far in the other direction. We live in a hyperactive, over-stimulated age. Uninterrupted activity can seem exciting, but it can also leave us emotionally disorientated and mentally depleted. How can we recover a sense of balance and a richness in our lives? In How to Be Bored, Eva Hoffman argues for the need to cultivate curiosity and self-knowledge and to relish moments of unplugged idleness and non-virtual contact with others. Drawing on psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and a wide range of literature, she emphasizes the need to understand our own preferences and purposes and to replenish our inner resources. This book aims to make readers more vigorously engaged in their lives and to restore a sense of depth and meaning to their experiences
Illuminations by Eva Hoffman( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabel Merton is a renowned concert pianist, whose playing is marked by rare intensity, and for whom each performance is a plunge into the compelling world of the music. Away from her New York home on a European tour, Isabel meets Ivo Uzbetgic, a political exile from war-torn Chechnya driven by injustice and a desire to help and avenge his people
Lost in translation : a life in a new language by Eva Hoffman( Book )

51 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eva Hoffman pasó sus primeros años en Cracovia, entre amigos de la familia que, como sus padres, había escapado del Holocausto y se mostraron escépticos sobre el nuevo estado comunista impuesto. Los padres de Eva logran emigrar a Canadá en la década de 1950, cuando Eva tenía la edad suficiente para sentirse como una extraña. Su exilio continuo en Estados Unidos, en la Universidad en Texas y más tarde en Harvard, Hoffman se encontró alienada por un intelectualismo creciente, su sentido de la alteridad perpetua se extendió por los encuentros con amigos de la infancia que habían escapado de Cracovia."
Im Schtetl : die Welt der polnischen Juden by Eva Hoffman( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in German and Polish and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exit into history : a journey through the new Eastern Europe by Eva Hoffman( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag door de Pools-Amerikaanse journaliste van reizen door Oosteuropese landen kort na de val van het communisme
Shtetl : the history of a small town and an extinguished world by Eva Hoffman( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost in translation : Ankommen in der Fremde by Eva Hoffman( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ankommen in der Fremde = Lost in translation by Eva Hoffman( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret by Eva Hoffman( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on a powerful mother-daughter bond and a haunting, this is a novel that poses some of the most intriguing questions of all
Après un tel savoir-- : La Shoah en héritage by Eva Hoffman( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complex histories, contested memories : some reflections on remembering difficult pasts by Eva Hoffman( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After such knowledge : reflections on the aftermath of the Holocaust by Eva Hoffman( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In other words : the Jewish writer reads her work( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming to terms : South Africa's search for truth by Martin Meredith( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... an unprecedented look at the moral and political issues that shaped the Truth Commission ..."--Jacket
Une vie entre les mots : récit by Eva Hoffman( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De sa Pologne natale au monde littéraire et journalistique new-yorkais en passant par l'université et Vancouver: l'odyssée spirituelle, intellectuelle et sentimentale d'une jeune femme volontaire qui veut apprendre "à se sentir à l'aise dans le Nouveau Monde."
 
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After such knowledge : memory, history, and the legacy of the HolocaustAfter such knowledge : reflections on the aftermath of the Holocaust
Alternative Names
Eva Hoffman Amerikaans historica

Eva Hoffman historienne américaine

Hoffmann, Eva

Hofman, Eva

Wydra, Ewa 1945-

אווה הופמן

האפמאן, אוה 1945-

הופמן, אוה 1945-

הופמן, אווה

הופמן, אווה 1945-

ホフマン, エヴァ

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The secret : a novelShtetl : the life and death of a small town and the world of Polish JewsTimeAppassionataIlluminationsLost in translation : a life in a new languageExit into history : a journey through the new Eastern EuropeShtetl : the history of a small town and an extinguished world